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DA not to prosecute Rubenstein on rape charges

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A prominent Manhattan defense lawyer accused of raping a woman after Rev. Al Sharpton’s 60th birthday party in October will not face charges.

The Manhattan DA’s office said in a statement Monday that Sandy Rubenstein will not be prosecuted “given the available evidence, the degree of the complainant's recollection of what occurred at the suspect’s apartment and the results of the toxicological testing.”

The DA’s office said 48 people were questioned relating to the incident.

Rubenstein’s accuser, a board member at the National Action Network, believed she might have been drugged, and said she woke up to the lawyer sexually assaulting her.

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Her legal team filed a civil lawsuit against Rubenstein after the decision, citing physical and emotional damages.

Rubenstein, who has maintained the sex was consensual, said in a statement he’s looking forward to getting back to work.

 
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